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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Interesting .....Now Its Mrs Thor

 Nice piece in the National Post:

Thor will be a woman in upcoming comic book series, Marvel reveals

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Twitter/MarvelMarvel's female Thor, to debut in her own comic series in October.
 
There are some big changes afoot in the Marvel universe.

On Tuesday, the comic book juggernaut announced — on The View, somewhat strangely — that its Asgardian hero Thor will be portrayed by a woman in an upcoming series, simply titled Thor.

“Thor, the God of Thunder, he messed up,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said on the ABC talk show. “He is no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his. … And for the first time in history that hammer is being held by a woman.”

Marvel has not made it clear how, exactly, its new female hero comes to inherit Thor’s mighty hammer, Mjolnir — or who, exactly, she is.

“The inscription on Thor’s hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it’s time to update that inscription,” Marvel editor Wil Moss said in a statement. “The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute — she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”

Series writer Jason Aaron, meanwhile, has made it clear that the new character “is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

Marvel has not revealed a release date for the upcoming series, which will be written by Aaron and illustrated by Russell Dauterman, other than to say it will hit shelves in October.

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feck me with a yard-stick.  The dip-shits have done it again!!!

3 comments:

  1. And they think this sort of PC sh*t is going to re-invigorate comics and have readers buying them in the millions? I won't be buying it - I'm only interested in the Thor (and other Marvel characters) I grew up with.

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  2. Man, I was laughing so hard at this one. I WOULD say what´s next.....but whatever sick s#it I could come up with is nowhere near the level that Marvel....I mean Disney cooks up. We had Thor Girl, Female Loki, Angela as Thor´s lost cousin, now this.....next is probably the Odin wearing womens clothing with a beard and a big rack. ;-)

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  3. Hi Fellas!
    I'm wondering how much of this is, as with DC changing male characters to women to not just have babes but also stave off any copyright claim? Kirbys are in court and we all know Jack did a great job creating the look of Thor, etc.. Coincidence? Zom The Mystic tells me there is no such thing as coincidence. So...Odin with a big rack....hmmm. I'd copyright that if I were you Subzero!!

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